One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

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KVRAF
2622 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:27 am

Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #129! It's a friendly music competition where you can win cool prizes but most importantly, meet amazing musicians, and learn a lot about mixing, sound design, and more! :)

Here's How It Works:
  1. Download our synth of the month here
  2. You make an awesome track before the 1st of next month using only the chosen synth and some effects *Rules Apply*
  3. Announce your submission here on this thread, with proper details
  4. Submit your soundcloud link here following the correct format for title, download enabled, and submission description. Your song will be picked up on the OSC player
  5. Once submissions are over, the voting starts - you *MUST* vote to get a ranking or prize
  6. The voting link will be posted on the 1st, and OP will be updated.
  7. Maybe you win? You meet new friends? Learn something new?
  8. Most importantly... have fun!

    **MAKE SURE YOU READ THE RULES** | See Contest Page for latest track Submissions, Info, FAQ & More


Submissions will show up here once voting starts: (n/a)


If you want to help support the development of Lith, send any bugs or problems here open source code is here.


Want a chat room with other OSCers? Join our slack here


Crazy synthesizer with a resizable GUI, dark mode, and awesome developer.
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Prizes:
(Would you like to be a sponsor / prize donor? Contact me via PM or go ahead and post your intended donation here! Get a cool mention on our donator wall of honor)


Special Note:
We are offering a secondary prize (on top of the normal prize): FXB Project, or JRR Shop (Uncle E)



discoDSP : 1 copy of Discovery (Up to 2 winners may choose this)
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KV331 Audio : Bundle of Synthmaster One + Synthmaster 2.x!
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Wusik : 1 bundle of Wusik Station V9, Wusik 8008, Wusik SQ200 and Wusik P2000
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Dmitry Sches : Tantra Multi-Effect + 3 Expansions
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Dmitry Sches : Diversion
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SoundGym : 6 Month Subscription. (SoundGym is a
"technological, personalized and gamified audio learning environment")
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Sonimus : Any one Plugin (This prize may be chosen no more than three times)
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JRR Sounds: Any 1 soundset (This is a secondary prize, you may pick it as well as your main prize)
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Synthmorph: Any 1 soundset
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Audio Thing : Outer Space (vintage tape echo plugin)
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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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JRR Shop : UVI: Digital Synsations (vintage 90's synth sample library and player)
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Touch The Universe Productions: LuSH-101 Cloud Layers soundset
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The FXB Project by alvfaria : 1 commercial sound bank as an extra prize on top of the regular first prize. See the main site here
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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Abstract Cats Music : AbiTron Bank for Synthmaster
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satYatunes : One of any commercial product
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Xenos Soundworks : Choice of any 1 product
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Ghostwave Audio : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Twolegs Toneworks : Any one soundset
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The Unfinished : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Rob Lee Music : A soundset for either: Sylenth1, Predator, Largo, Blofeld, PPGV3 or Dune. Unfortunately his main site is down, but if you still want these, let us know!
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Luftrum : One soundset free of choice.
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Kreativ Sound: RAW Bundle
(RAW Bass, RAW Drums, RAW TranSID, RAW Textures)
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Aiyn Zahev Sounds: Any 2 Soundsets of choice from the website (Uplifting Trance Presets)
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Studio 13.37: Pro audio studio on a USB stick
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Pooya Payvar (Stonail) : 1 custom made Max for [Ableton] Live: controller, midi or audio effect
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Mulperi : 1 Soundbank of Choice
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Dream Audio Tools : 1 Indie Fingers bundle (Indie Fingers volumes One and Two)
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Bjulin : Inspire soundset for Zebra²
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LeapIntoTheVoid : Enchantment Of Absynth Trilogy
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Bluff Munkey - 2 soundsets of choice
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Solidtrax : 1 Soundset of choice
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Any other offers of prizes will be greatly appreciated. :hail: :hail: :hail:


Questions? Comments? Concerns? You want some love? Just post here in this thread :)


Want to try out your skills in other contests / competitions /challenges?

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Halonmusic
KVRAF
2951 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:39 am

Cool! Lith is a great synth :tu:
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Taron
KVRAF
2504 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:48 am

Looks daring, but I'm already at the point of searching for a documentation, because I can't figure out how to rout modulation... managed to turn on filter and play with the waveform and Env1, but that's about it... :shrug: ...guess I have to keep digging through the web, hoping to find some hints.

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Taron
KVRAF
2504 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:51 am

AH, found it! Could've sworn I did that already, but right click on a parameter brings up modulation... dang that's crude, but hey, if it works! :lol:

Sooooo...this is the CPU usage-improved version, is it. :scared: ...I would advice Soda to brace themselves, hahaha. :hihi:

There are a number of little things I could already suggest to them regarding UI interactions, but that's just superficial stuff. With a single oscillator and a lowpass filter I already manage to make my 12 core, Xeon machine stutter at less than 8 voices, so that's a bit scary. :?

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katalany
KVRer
6 posts since 15 Oct, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:38 am

Very nice synth, this month it's gonna be lit(h) :ud:
(Sorry)

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Halonmusic
KVRAF
2951 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:43 am

Taron wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:51 am
AH, found it! Could've sworn I did that already, but right click on a parameter brings up modulation... dang that's crude, but hey, if it works! :lol:

Sooooo...this is the CPU usage-improved version, is it. :scared: ...I would advice Soda to brace themselves, hahaha. :hihi:

There are a number of little things I could already suggest to them regarding UI interactions, but that's just superficial stuff. With a single oscillator and a lowpass filter I already manage to make my 12 core, Xeon machine stutter at less than 8 voices, so that's a bit scary. :?
You can change the quality setting.
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Leonard Bowman
KVRist
84 posts since 4 Jul, 2018 from North Carolina, United States of America

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:07 am

Crashed it already!
don't use controls 5-8, they aren't ready yet.

I was trying to change a modulation source from one envelope to another. You have to double-click to open the menu of options, which leaves your mouse directly over controls 5-8. picking those crashes the synth :(

other UI gripe so far is that I have to use my keyboard to reset a control to default. That's an action I perform way more than routing modulation, so I like to have that available with one or two mouse clicks.
Just my 2^(2/1200)

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Taron
KVRAF
2504 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:25 am

I thought, I saw 1/2 in the quality, haha, but even at X1 it's already scratchy as heck, aliasing away. That's really the problem with wavetable based synths. I may have a look at it again sometime later this month, but for now I'm happy that it might spare me the distraction. ;)
OH, but thank you very much for your suggestion and readiness to help, Halon! :tu:

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Halonmusic
KVRAF
2951 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:28 am

No problem Taron :tu:
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photonic
KVRian
539 posts since 5 Mar, 2011 from Austria

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:04 am

I have only a lot of crashes with Lith.
Running it under Win7 32 bit, because the 64bit file stoped download, due to a Trojaner problem.
I listened to the presets as usual and most of the sound keeps playing, even when I released the keys! Like I was holding the sustain pedal, but I didn`t. And when I play some chords in poly mode, I hear a loud ckrackling and the synth stops producing any sound, until I select a new preset.

So for me, this synth is unusable in the moment.
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zarf
KVRist
453 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:20 am

The 64bit Windows working well for me here. I hope there is no trojan! My system seems happy enough.

Everything working well with the synth for me so far, no crashes or problems - I really like it, nice sound and some nice UI approaches (as well as it being a little strange in places too, but no problem here).
So I am lucky on that front this time :)

Of course, I'm following my usual strategy of 'muck about and see what sounds good' rather than 'try to make such and such a sound' which tends me away from limits and frustrations with the synth and helps me find the sweet spots (for my ears, obviously). I have plenty of synths that excel at any sound I want, what's interesting for me is what this one makes easy/fun/rewarding...

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simanus
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31 posts since 25 Jan, 2018 from Split,Croatia

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:19 am

I can confirm stuttering in quality settings above 1/2 on my Ryzen 5 setup :( .Everything else works fine.

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schiing
KVRist
370 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:35 am

Impressions so far - great for drums and percussion.

And I think I'm right in assuming that apart from mono, there's no way to limit polyphony...? That would be nice - hitting the RAM ceiling here as well (32GB) for some of my bell sounds - a somewhat slow release curve quickly forces me down to 1/4 quality in no time.

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schiing
KVRist
370 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:26 am

Also, I came up with this great e-piano (no fx apart from the reverb) - but I can't get any action from my sustain pedal. Am I missing something there??

https://soundcloud.com/terjefjelde/e-pi ... in/s-dhh0F

VCA-089
KVRist
56 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #129: Lith by Soda Devices

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:28 am

An interesting synth. It looked strange and unintuitive at first, but after a little diving it shows it's potential. An interesting waveshaping possibilities that allows to create some unusual waveforms and you dont even need to care about wavetables.

I have managed to get something like DX7 style bass sound, check it out. Use nodwheel to bring sub-osc that works as second modulator, it gives more "slappier" quality to the sound.
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